The words belong to Steven Charleston.
“Having been in religious life for so many years, one thing among many that I have learned is that religion is easier said than done. Practicing what we preach is the hard part. For this reason it is easier to follow the rules of any religion, remain within its closed circle, and think the job of being a believer is done. To step outside that exclusivity, to engage the tough issues of the real world, to try to live in love and justice, to respect the dignity of every person: that is one of the hardest jobs in the world. And sometimes, one of the most dangerous. Faith is not a mantra of what we believe, repeated over and over, but a mission of what we do, lived out each and every day.”
May it be so….